Weekly Wednesday Update - May 8, 2024

Weekly Wednesday Update - May 8, 2024
Posted on 05/08/2024
Concerts, Continuation, and more

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Hello, West Jeff Middle families. This is your Weekly Wednesday Update for May 8, 2024.


Upcoming Dates

May 6 - 10: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 13: District Battle of the Books, 8 am - 12 pm in the Ed Center Board Room

May 13: School Accountability Committee meeting, 4 pm in the library and online

May 16: Screen protectors installed on TechforEd Chromebooks, all day in the library

May 17: All School Picnic, during lunches

May 20: Band concert, 6 pm in the gym

May 21: Choir concert, 6 pm in the cafetorium

May 22: Orchestra concert, 6 pm in the gym

May 23: 8th grade Continuation party, 6 - 7:30 pm

May 24: 8th grade Continuation ceremony, 11:55 am

May 24: Last day of school, early release at 1:15 pm


School News

Thank you to our PTA for coordinating activities to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week this week! Details of our school’s celebratory activities are in the PTA News section.


The draft minutes from the April School Accountability Committee meeting are available on the school website. The next meeting will take place on Monday, May 13 at 4 pm.


Congratulations to the student teams that participated in our school competition for the Jeffco Middle School Battle of the Books! Our winning team will compete against teams from other Jeffco middle schools at the Jeffco Public Schools Ed Center, 1829 Denver West Drive Building 27, on Monday, May 13th, 8 am - 12 pm.


All students should bring their TechforEd Chromebook to school on Thursday, May 16 to have a screen protector installed.


An All School Picnic will be held outside (weather permitting) during lunches on Friday, May 17. The school will provide hot dogs, buns, condiments, fruit and water. Families interested in providing paper plates, chips, and icy pops may use the WJMS Picnic SignUpGenius


Current sixth grade students interested in the Technology Student Association for next year may see Mr. Peel or Mr. Wooldridge for more information on the application process.


Students that eat school lunch, please have your student ID ready to scan the barcode in the lunch line. If you need a replacement ID, please email Mrs. Baker.


Individual counseling services with Resilience 1220 therapists are now being offered at our school during the school day. If your student already works with a Resilience 1220 therapist and you are interested in your student meeting during the school day, please reach out to your therapist directly. If you are interested in beginning services with a Resilience 1220 therapist during the school day, please reach out to Melissa Shute at [email protected].


Jeffco students have access to telehealth visits at school or at home through the district's partnership with Hazel Health. For more information and to complete the consent form, please visit Jeffco Public Schools and Hazel Health. Services are available through the summer, with physical health sessions available weekdays from 8 am - 3 pm and mental health sessions are available weekdays from 7 am - 7 pm.


As a reminder, there are many anonymous and safe ways that students and families can report information about safety concerns, like emailing a staff member or using Safe2Tell. If you have any questions, please contact our main office at 303-982-3056.


PTA News

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers and caregivers out there doing the most! We see you. Much love from the WJMS PTA Board!


We are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week this week with two more days to show our amazing teachers some love:

Thursday, May 9: Sweets & Treats. A little something salty and a little something sweet.

Friday, May 10: Sip Sip Hooray! Drink bar set up all day for staff. Families can sign up to contribute and drop off items anytime between now and Thursday, May 9th using the Teacher Appreciation Week - Friday Drink Bar SignUpGenius.


The West Jefferson Middle School PTA has board positions available for the 2024-2025 school year. Please reach out to [email protected] if you are interested or curious about serving on the PTA board, or fill out the 2024-25 PTA Board Interest Form.


Adult volunteers interested in helping put on the 8th grade Continuation celebration on Thursday, May 23 may confirm the role(s) they would like to help with at the Island in the Sun 8th Grade Continuation Party Planning SignUpGenius.


Are you interested in volunteering at our school with the Watch D.O.G.S.? Reach out to Daniel Tucker for next steps at [email protected].


Connect with PTA: PTA Website and PTA Facebook


Community News

Jeffco Public Schools is hiring! There are available positions in many areas for adults interested in working for Jeffco Public Schools. Learn more about available positions and apply online on the Jeffco Jobs Board at jeffcok12jobs.org.

We have an opening at our school for an Independence Support Para Educator in the 2024-2025 school year: Job 27573 - Para Educator - Center 6th and 7th Various. The position is .875 FTE (7 hours/day) and starts at $19.13/hour.


Healthy School Meals for All: Mountain Resource Center invites families to help continue ensuring funding for Healthy School Meals for All, the program that voters approved that has been feeding all our school children at no cost in Colorado, by completing the Meal Benefits Application. No matter when families fill out the application, it can help with future funding!


West Jeff Elementary retirement party: The community is invited to celebrate Mrs. Karen Duquette, who has taught for many years in Jeffco and the last twelve years at West Jeff Elementary. Please join us in celebrating Mrs. Duquette’s retirement on Tuesday, May 21 from 3 - 5 pm at West Jeff Elementary (26501 Barkley Rd, Conifer).


Spring and summer youth activities and camps:

Evergreen Hurricanes Swim Team: summer swim team special May 28 - July 8, approximately six opportunities to participate weekly.

Summer Musical Theatre Camp at CenterStage in Evergreen: theatre tech one and two-week sessions in June, and a two-week scenes from Hadestown session June 3 - 14.

Summer Dance Camps: summer session June 3 - 28, classes available for different experience levels and ages at Kinetic Arts Dance Studio in Evergreen

Juniors Beach Volleyball Camp: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 9 to 11 am at Flourish Beach in Indian Hills, sessions June 3 - June 28 and July 1 - July 26

Middle School Summer Lifting: weightlifting and agility for middle school athletes Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11 am in the Conifer HS weight room

Inspire Juniors Rec Conifer: mountain biking Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 - 7 pm at parks in or near Conifer, summer season June 13 - August 8.

Mountain Predators Football and Cheer: practices begin in August; 8-game season at Front Range locations from late August through November. First-year players may register for free using the code MYFNEW at checkout. Early Bird pricing ends April 30.

South Jeffco Coyotes Football and Cheer: practices begin in August; 8-game season at Front Range locations from late August through November.


Evergreen Farmers Market: The Evergreen Farmers Market at El Rancho is returning for its sixth year from 10 am - 2 pm Tuesdays starting May 28 and running through October 1. The market will have about 50 vendors weekly with a bit of everything including local produce, bakery, tamales, coffee, olive oils, and plated food as well as live music.


Resilience1220: Connect, Grow, ThriveResilience1220 events: Resilience1220 is a local non-profit organization that provides free counseling sessions and support groups for young people ages 12-20, and community outreach and events that increase awareness of mental health issues. Some of their upcoming events:

May 8: 5th Annual Elevating Youth Mental Health Fundraiser, 5 - 8 pm at CenterStage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen

May 14: Beyond the Rainbow, 6 - 7:30 pm, separate groups for youth and adult family members that are LGBTQ+ or allies, please RSVP to [email protected] by 10 am on the day of the event

May 15: Sensitive Collective for Highly Sensitive People, 6 - 7 pm, via Zoom

May 24: Beautify Bailey - Mural Club in partnership with Boys & Girls Club of the High Rockies, 1 - 4 pm, please email [email protected] for info and to RSVP

June 12: High and Low Challenge Course offered in partnership with Mountain Youth Network, 9am - 1pm at Genesee Challenge Course, 27570 Stapleton Dr, Golden

June 15: Girls on the Fly one-day fly fishing course for girls ages 10 -15 (Resilience1220 helps provide some of the activities programming), Shawnee; also offered on July 20, August 17, September 21


Jefferson County Public Library events: Please follow the links for more information on upcoming programs at the Conifer and Evergreen branches:

Friday, May 10: Teen After Hours: Re-opening Reception, 6 – 8 pm, Evergreen

Saturday, May 11: Conifer Creation Station, 11 – 11:45 am, Conifer

Tuesday, May 14: Teen Time - Tissue Paper Canvas Art, 4:15 – 5:15 pm, Conifer

Saturday, May 18: Teen Volunteer Hours, 12:30 – 3:30 pm, Evergreen

Saturday, May 18: Teen Dungeons & Dragons, 2 – 4 pm, Conifer

Saturday, May 25: LEGO® ROOM!!!, 11 am – 3 pm, Conifer

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